CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASSMotor coach groups from Buffalo since 1983; sometime by air or rail.
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CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS
Wednesday, August, 22 $113.00
The Corning Museum of Glass is home to the world’s most comprehensive and celebrated collection of glass. Experience Hands On Glass Making Fun with Glass – Sand blasting. Guided tours of the Museum begins in the Contemporary Art + Design Galleries, the world’s largest space dedicated to the display of contemporary art and design in glass, and continues through the Innovation Center, which offers an interactive look at the way new discoveries in glass have changed the world. It continues on to the 35 Centuries of Glass Galleries, showcasing more than 3,500 years of glass works in the Museum’s collection, and the Contemporary Glass Gallery featuring works from 1975-2000.
Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937
At the turn of the 20th century in Europe, the term architect applied not just to people who designed buildings, but to people who designed all aspects of interior decoration. They believed their role was to seamlessly integrate a modern aesthetic into all aspects of daily life. Approximately 170 objects, including the installation of Josef Hoffmann’s complete room, Boudoir d’une grande vedette (first displayed at the 1937 Paris World Exhibition), illustrate the immense variety of techniques and varied aesthetics of Austrian glass during this period.
7:45am – Bus reports to North Tonawanda
8:00am – Depart North Tonawanda McDonalds on Meadow
8:30am – Depart Tops, Main St at Union Rd, Williamsville
10:45am – Corning Glass Museum – lunch on own
11:00am – “Fun with Glass” Sand Blasting workshop.
Create a frosted design on a drinking glass. It’ll be yours to keep.
12noon – Lunch on own.
1:15pm – Rotating guided tours includes Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937, their regular collection and a glass blowing demonstration.
3:15pm – Gift shop or go on own to see Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library. From advertisements for glass eyes to patents for preserving the dead in glass; from glasshouse dollars to drawings by world-famous artists such as Thomas Benton, Salvador Dalí, Eric Gill, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, and Georgia O’Keeffe: these rarely seen wonders are some of the curious and surprising objects from The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass.
4:15pm – Depart museum
4:30pm – Dinner TBA
6:30pm – Depart Corning
8:45pm – Arrive Tops Market, 5274 Main St., Williamsville, NY
9:15pm – Arrive McDonalds, North Tonawanda
Travel Itineraries are always subject to change.
Send check to: Way To Go Tours, 580 Ward Rd., North Tonawanda, NY 14120.
Questions: Call Jerry or Jeff at 693-0793.